Category Archives: Melbourne

Make Coffee (Not War) in the City

Hold onto your Latte

Just in case you have not caught up on the news, Make Coffee Not War has moved!  Not the blog itself, but the man behind the keyboard (sorry about the fourth wall).  Yes, from July 12th or there abouts, the mind* behind Make Coffee Not War found itself living in Melbourne – so, as soon the bearings are found – and a sense of direction achieved, there will be coffee reviews from the city that is arguable the centre of the speciality coffee industry in Australia.  If you have any suggestions about where I should be going for a coffee – and in what order, please leave your suggestions in the comments.

Look out Melbourne – Make Coffee Not War – has landed.

* not just the mind, as after a quick check in the mirror it became apparent that the mind behind Make Coffee Not War was not some disembodied soul drifting through the ether (yet with the ability to blog), but also came complete with a body – but because he once went to a Dentist, we can’t show you his face….

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2012

Does anyone fancy a road trip? to the

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2012

“In a major development for the Australian coffee industry, the Australasian Specialty Coffee Association has announced the Melbourne International Coffee Show, taking place at the city’s Showgrounds from 4 – 6 May next year.  The event will host over 100 international exhibitors, ranging from green bean traders, roasters, espresso equipment manufacturers to coffee franchises. Taking place on 8000 square metres of space in the Showgrounds’ Grand Pavilion, the show will be the largest coffee exhibition ever staged in Australia.”

To find out more click HERE


Barista for the day….

This comes from StreetSmart Australia’s Facebook page


Ever wanted to learn to make the perfect coffee? To develop the art of espresso extraction, milk texturing and Latte Art?

Join  one of Melbourne’s best coffee educators, Maria Paoli, in an exclusive Coffee Master Class to raise money for the Homeless on Friday August 5th at William Angliss College, Melbourne. As part of StreetSmart’s first CafeSmart event happening nationally, you can learn to master the perfect coffee and help Melbourne’s homeless at the same time.

The 3 hour workshop will take place at William Angliss from 9am to 12pm.

This is a practical class, so each participant will be given an opportunity to become a barista for a day.

100% of funds raised through this class will go to CafeSmart, the first coffee focussed fundraising event that includes coffee roasters, cafes and restaurants across Australia.

StreetSmart tackles homelessness at grassroots level, and provides a unique bridge between the community and small, hard to reach agencies and projects that assist people experiencing homelessness or are at risk. StreetSmart supports critical services and emergency aid, as well as projects that promote social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for people who are homeless.

Cost of the course is $45pp.

Places are very limited.  For further information or to secure your place, please contact Maria or

We look forward to you joiniung us for this unique opportunity

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